Tanzania safari 2007 - birds
 

 

Here are some birds seen in Tanzania in November 2007

Even with my own personal safari guide, birds were not a safari priority. Every time I spotted something interesting, I had politely to ask the driver to stop. The guide was apparently not used to guests interersted in feathered animals, and did not stop for any birds except ostriches.

Several of the poor-quality photos shown here were merely posted for my own sake, to remember the bird diversity in the region and which species I managed to get photos of.

 

 
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Hooded Vulture, Serengeti NP

 

Black Kite, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Kori Bustard, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Crowned Lapwing, Tarangire NP

 

Black-bellied Bustard, Serengeti NP

 

White-bellied Bustard, Serengeti NP

 

Hamerkop, Tarangire NP

 

Speckled Pigeon, Manyara

 

Von der Decken's Hornbill, male, Tarangire NP
 

Von der Decken's Hornbill, female, Tarangire NP

 

Yellow-billed Stork, Lake Manyara NP

 

Ostrich pair, Serengeti NP

 

Southern Ground Hornbill, Serengeti NP

 

Grey Crowned Crane, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

African Fish Eagle, Lake Manyara NP

 

Grey-headed Kingfisher, Lake Manyara NP

 

African White-backed Vulture, Serengeti NP

 

Many species in one tree: Lappet-faced Vulture, Rueppell's Griffon Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Hooded Vulture and Tawny Eagle, Tarangire NP

 

African Open-billed Stork, Tarangire NP

 

Black-headed Heron and Sacred Ibis, Serengeti NP

 

Bateleur Eagle, Tarangire NP

 

Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Serengeti NP

 

Saddel-billed Stork, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Secretary Bird, Ngorongoro Crater

 

White-bellied Go-away-bird, Tarangire NP

 


Red and Yellow Barbet, Tarangire NP

 

Lake Natron

 

Lake Natron

 

Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor), Lake Magadi, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

 

Lake Natron is the main breeding area for the Lesser Flamingo. An impressive 1.5-2.5 million Lesser Flamingo (Near Threatened) depend on this single lake during the breeding season – that’s 75% of the world’s population
 

Black-winged Stilt, Serengeti NP

 

Black-winged Stilt, Serengeti NP

 

Little Stint, Serengeti NP

 

Little Stint, Serengeti NP

 

Red-billed Teal, Serengeti NP

 

Black-chested Snake Eagle, Serengeti NP

 

Fishers Lovebird, Lake Manyara NP

 

Magpie Shrike, Serengeti NP

 

Superb Starling, Serengeti NP

 

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu, Serengeti NP

       
 

Black-winged Kite, Serengeti NP

 

Rufous-tailed Weaver, Ngorongoro Crater

 

Glossy Ibis, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Long-tailed Cormorant, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Speke's Weaver, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Common Moorhen, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Hadada Ibis, Serengeti NP

 

Helmeted Guineafowl, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Southern Fiscal, Serengeti NP

 

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Serengeti NP

 

Thought this might be a Steppe Eagle due to the gape, but it could be just another Tawny Eagle, Serengeti NP

 

White-headed Buffalo Weaver, Tarangire NP

 

Lilac-breasted Roller, Tarangire NP

 

Yellow-necked Spurfowl, Tarangire NP

 

Red-billed Hornbill, Tarangire NP

 

Probably a sleeping Tawny Eagle, Tarangire NP

 

Water Thick-knee, Tarangire NP

 

Green Sandpiper, Tarangire NP

 

House Crow

 

Egyptian Goose, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Wire-tailed Swallow, Lake Eyasi

 

Silvery-cheecked Hornbill, Lake Manyara NP

       
 

Great White Pelican, Lake Manyara NP

 

Yellow-billed Stork and Great White Pelican, Lake Manyara NP

 

Red-billed Firefinch

 

Malachite Kingfisher

 

Hildebrant's Starling, Tarangire NP

 

Marabou Stork, Manyara

 

Ashy Starling, Tarangire NP

 

Little Bee-eater, Lake Manyara NP

 

African Wattled Lapwing, Serengeti NP

 

White-browed Coucal, Tarangire NP

 

Northern White-crowned Shrike, Serengeti NP

 

Black-crowned Night-heron, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

     
Number Species Latin 
1 African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
2 African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
3 African Hawk-eagle Aquila (Hieraaetus) spilogaster
4 African Hoopoe Upupa africana
5 African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
6 African Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
7 African Open-billed Stork Anastomus lamelligerus
8 African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
9 African Spoonbill Platalea alba
10 African Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
11 African White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
12 Amur fFalcon Falco amurensis
13 Ashy Starling Lamprotornis unicolor
14 Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht
15 Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus
16 Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
17 Black Crake Zapornia flavirostra
18 Black Egret Egretta ardesiaca
19 Black Kite Milvus migrans
20 Black Stork Ciconia nigra
21 Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster
22 Black-chested Snake-eagle Circaetus pectoralis
23 Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax
24 Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus
25 Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
26 Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
27 Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
28 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
29 Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
30 Blue-capped Cordonblue Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
31 Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
32 Brown Snake-eagle Circaetus cinereus
33 Cape Crow Corvus capensis
34 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
35 Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
36 Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
37 Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
38 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
39 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
40 Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
41 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
42 Coqui francolin Peliperdix coqui
43 Crested francolin Dendroperdix sephaena
44 Crowned lapwing Vanellus coronatus
45 Dark-chanting goshawk Melierax metabates
46 Egyptian goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
47 Emerald-spotted wood-dove Turtur chalcospilos
48 Fisher's lovebird Agapornis fischeri
49 Fork-tailed drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
50 Glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellus
51 Great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
52 Great egret Ardea alba
53 Great white pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
54 Greater blue-eared starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
55 Greater flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
56 Green wood-hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
57 Grey heron Ardea cinerea
58 Grey-crested helmet-shrike Prionops poliolophus
59 Grey-crowned crane Balearica regulorum
60 Grey-headed gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
61 Hadada ibis Bostrychia hagedash
62 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
63 Helmeted guineafowl Numida meleagris
64 Hildebrandt's starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti
65 Hooded vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
66 House crow Corvus splendens
67 Kori bustard Ardeotis kori
68 Lappet-faceed vulture Torgos tracheliotos
69 Lesser black-backed gull Larus fuscus
70 Lesser flamingo Phoeniconaias minor
71 Lilac-breasted roller Coracias caudatus
72 Little bee-eater Merops pusillus
73 Little egret Egretta garzetta
74 Little stint Calidris minuta
75 Long-tailed cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
76 Magpie shrike Urolestes melanoleucus
77 Marabou stork Leptoptilos crumenifer
78 Montagu's harrier Circus pygargus
79 Northern House Martin Delichon urbicum
80 Northern white-crowned shrike Eurocephalus rueppelli
81 Pied crow Corvus albus
82 Red and yellow barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
83 Red-billed firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
84 Red-billed hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
85 Red-billed teal Anas erythrorhyncha
86 Red-cheeked cordon-blue Uraeginthus bengalus
87 Red-knobbed coot Fulica cristata
88 Ring-necked dove Streptopelia capicola
89 Rufous sparrow Passer rufocinctus
90 Rufous-tailed weaver Histurgops ruficauda
91 Ruppell's griffon vulture Gyps rueppelli
92 Saddle-billed stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
93 Secretary bird Sagittarius serpentarius
94 Silvery-cheeked hornbill Bycanistes brevis
95 Southern ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri
96 Speckled pigeon Columba guinea
97 Specled mousebird Colius striatus
98 Speke's weaver Ploceus spekei
99 Spotted morning trush Cichladusa guttata
100 Spotted thick-knee Burhinus capensis
101 Steppe eagle Aquila nipalensis
102 Striated heron Butorides striata
103 Superb starling Lamprotornis superbus
104 Swahili sparrow Passer suahelicus
105 Tawny eagle Aquila rapax
106 Vitelline masked weaver Ploceus vitellinus
107 Von der Decken's hornbill Tockus deckeni
108 Water thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
109 Whiskered tern Chlidonias hybrida
110 White-bellied bustard Eupodotis senegalensis
111 White-bellied go-away-bird? Criniferoides leucogaster
112 White-browed coucal Centropus superciliosus
113 White-headed buffalo weaver Dinemellia dinemelli
114 White-headed vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
115 Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
116 Wood sandpiper Tringa glareola
117 Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
118 Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
119 Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
120 Yellow-necked Spurfowl Pternistis leucoscepus